Endothelial apoptosis can be found in a number of diseases. This review summarizes the current knowledge about the causes and consequences of endothelial apoptosis, and analyzes its possible role in the pathogenesis and treatment of several diseases. Novel forms of therapy based on the proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms are discussed.
- Heart failure
- Primary pulmonary hypertension
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine